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Suffolk University/USA Today poll: Growing dissatisfaction with Republicans

Voters are souring on the Republican Party, and they place more trust in the Democratic Party when it comes to healthcare.

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Analysis: How much is #takeaknee impacting the NFL business model?

The headlines tell you those who don’t like the #takeaknee movement have the supporters beat by a 12-percent margin in a recent poll commissioned by ESPN.

How to make money betting on the NFL

It may not be the easiest way to make a profit, but there are still key ways in which you can steal that winning edge when looking at the NFL.

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Poll: America rooting for Atlanta in Super Bowl

Fifty-three percent of Americans will be rooting for the Atlanta Falcons to win the Super Bowl, according to a poll released on Monday.

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NFL pulls monster ratings on Sunday: So much for the sky falling

So much for the narrative that we don’t like watching the NFL anymore. TV overnight ratings for Sunday’s two NFL playoff games were huge.

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Green Bay wins classic at Dallas, 34-31, to advance to NFC title game

Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby was good from 51 yards as time expired to send the Pack to the NFC title game, 34-31 over Dallas.

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Podcast: Chris Graham addresses NFL ratings issues

AFP editor Chris Graham gives his thoughts on why TV ratings are down for NFL games this season.

My guilty pleasures: NFL football and World War II

NFL football and World War II share certain characteristics that make them, for me, guilty pleasures.

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NFL is favorite sports league: But are demographic trends good?

The NFL tops the list of favorite American sports, but new poll numbers could signal trouble for the future of pro football.


Three Liberty football players ink NFL free agent contracts

Liberty standouts John Lunsford, Darrin Peterson and Josh Woodrum each signed free agent contracts with NFL franchises.

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Final tally: ACC has 26 selected in 2016 NFL Draft

The Atlantic Coast Conference had 26 players chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft, which concluded three days of activity Saturday in Chicago, Illinois.

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ACC has 14 selected in first three rounds of 2016 NFL Draft

The Atlantic Coast Conference had 14 players chosen in the first three rounds and two days of the 2016 NFL Draft, including 10 draftees on Friday night.

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2016 NFL Draft: ACC has four selected in first round

The Atlantic Coast Conference had four first round selections on the first day of the NFL’s 2016 Draft.


Liberty football: Lunsford, Woodrum invited to NFL Combine

Liberty kicker John Lunsford and QB Josh Woodrum are among the top players in the country who have been invited to participate in the 2016 NFL Combine.

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William and Mary football’s DeAndre Houston-Carson invited to NFL Scouting Combine

William and Mary standout free safety DeAndre Houston-Carson will showcase his talents in front of coaches, scouts and front office personnel from all 32 NFL teams.

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Bucky Hodges returning to Virginia Tech for junior season

Virginia Tech tight end Bucky Hodges announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will remain at Virginia Tech after considering entering the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks presidential race, NFL playoff previews, more

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk news, politics and sports.

What will it take to keep Kirk Cousins with the Redskins?

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins picked a good time to have a career year. With his rookie contract expiring, Cousins can now command almost whatever he wants.

Redskins advancing effort to build new stadium: But where?

The Washington Redskins lease on FedEx Field expires in 2027. No time like the present to go ahead and beat the rush to getting a new stadium in line.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks college football, hoops, NFL playoffs

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.

Hell to the Redkins: Packers storm back, knock off Washington, 35-18

Washington surged to an 11-0 second-quarter lead, but Green Bay stormed back in the second half to eliminate the Redskins from the 2016 NFL playoffs.

Redskins host Green Bay on Sunday in NFL playoffs

The Washington Redskins will host the Green Bay Packers in a first-round NFL playoff game on Sunday at 4:40 p.m.

Washington Redskins waltz into playoffs, top Dallas Cowboys, 34-23

Kirk Cousins threw for three touchdown passes in the first half, pushing the Washington Redskins to a 34-23 win over the Dallas Cowboys

Redskins defeat Eagles, 38-24, clinch NFC East, playoff berth

The 2012 quarterback draft class has the Washington Redskins back in the playoffs.

Former ODU football player Rick Lovato signed by the Green Bay Packers

Former ODU long snapper Rick Lovato was signed by the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday and would become the first Monarch to play in an NFL regular season game.

Redskins blitz Bills, hold on to first in NFC East

Kirk Cousins threw for four touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins coasted to a 35-25 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

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Baltimore Ravens smacked down by Seattle, 35-6

With Joe Flacco and Matt Schaub both out with injuries, the Baltimore Ravens had to turn to recently signed quarterback Jimmy Clausen to face Seattle.

Washington Redskins maintain share of NFC East lead, defeat Bears, 24-21

Robbie Gould missed on a 50-yard field-goal attempt with 1:45 to go, and the Washington Redskins held on for a 24-21 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Dallas Cowboys win wild Monday Nighter: Redskins lose ugly, 19-16

Don’t think about how pathetic it is that the Dallas Cowboys are 4-8, and only a game out of first place.

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UVA connection leads Ravens to Monday Night Football win

Virginia alum Matt Schaub threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns, and another UVA alum, Brent Urban, blocked a potential game-winning field goal that led to a 64-yard TD return by Will Hill on the game’s final play, leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 33-27 win over the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.

‘Skins in first: Washington holds off New York Giants rally, wins 20-14

Kirk Cousins threw for 302 yards, Eli Manning threw three interceptions, and Washington held off a late Giants rally in a 20-14 Redskins win on Sunday.

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Baltimore Ravens knock off St. Louis Rams on last-second field goal, but lose Joe Flacco for season

Justin Tucker was good from 47 yards as time expired, completing a fourth-quarter comeback for the Baltimore Ravens, who won 16-13 over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Carolina Panthers go to 10-0: Smack down Washington Redskins, 44-16

Cam Newton threw five touchdown passes, and the Panthers D held Washington to 14 yards rushing, as the Carolina Panthers dominated the Redskins, 44-16, on Sunday to go to 10-0.

Washington Redskins rout New Orleans Saints, 47-14

Kirk Cousins threw for a career-high four touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins torched the defenseless New Orleans Saints on Sunday, 47-14.

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Jacksonville stuns Baltimore Ravens on late field goal, wins 22-20

A Jason Myers 53-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Jacksonville Jaquars to a 22-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

New England blasts Washington, 27-10

The Washington Redskins looked at Sunday’s game at unbeaten New England as a measuring stick for where they are. At the midway point of the 2015 season, the ‘Skins don’t measure up.

Nothing to see here: Just what happens when an NFL star beats up his girlfriend

Look at that photo. That’s what Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy did to his girlfriend. Dude is 6’4’, 278. She’s not even half his size.

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Ravens win on last-second field goal: Baltimore tops San Diego, 29-26

Justin Tucker connected on a 39-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 29-26 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

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Ravens lose again: Arizona tops Baltimore on Monday Night Football, 26-18

Tony Jefferson intercepted Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the end zone with six seconds left, ending Baltimore’s last-ditch effort at a comeback in a 26-18 Arizona Cardinals win Monday night.

Washington Redskins complete historic comeback, stun Tampa Bay, 31-30

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins rallied Washington from a 24-0 first-half deficit, completing the historic comeback with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Reed with 24 seconds left to lift the ‘Skins to a 31-30 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at FedEx Field.

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Ravens in free fall: San Francisco defeats Baltimore, 25-20

Joe Flacco threw two interceptions leading to six San Francisco points, and that was the difference in a 25-20 49ers win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Jets blitz Redskins in second half, win 34-20

The New York Jets overcame three first-half turnovers with a strong second half in a 34-20 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

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Cleveland Browns rally, top Baltimore Ravens in OT, 33-30

The Cleveland Browns rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit, and a Travis Coons field goal in overtime completed the comeback as the Browns notched a 33-30 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Atlanta Falcons win on OT pick-six, down Washington Redskins, 25-19

Robert Alford intercepted a Kirk Cousins pass in overtime and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown that gave the Atlanta Falcons a 25-19 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Washington Redskins rally, defeat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-20

Kirk Cousins connected with Pierre Garcon on a 4-yard TD pass with 26 seconds left to lift the Washington Redskins to a 23-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at FedEx Field.

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Justin Tucker OT field goal lifts Baltimore Ravens to win over Steelers, 23-20

A Justin Tucker 52-yard field goal completed an improbable comeback as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-20, in overtime on Thursday.

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Oh-and-three? Baltimore Ravens lose again

A.J. Green hauled in a 7-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton with 2:10 to go, lifting the Cincinnati Bengals to a wild 28-24 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Sloppy Redskins fall to Giants: New York wins, 32-21

Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions, Washington had a punt blocked into the end zone, and the Redskins fumbled at the goal line. Other than that, things went OK, aside from Eli Manning’s 279 yards and two touchdowns that lifted the New York Giants to a 32-21 win Thursday night.

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Oakland Raiders rally, defeat Baltimore Ravens, 37-33

Derek Carr connected with Seth Roberts on a 12-yard touchdown pass with 26 seconds left to lift the Oakland Raiders past the Baltimore Ravens, 37-33, on Sunday.

Washington Redskins top St. Louis Rams, 24-10

Matt Jones ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Washington Redskins to a 24-10 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at FedEx Field.